Tips For Moving to Cold Weather Climates

by Dusty Rhodes on Nov 01, 2016  in 
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Are you in a situation that is going to require you to move to a part of the country where cold weather is present a large majority of the year? If so, then there are certain things that you will need to do to make your life a little easier. Listed below are some useful tips to help you make the transition to a cold weather climate.

Vehicle Maintenance and Safety- Everyone knows that the purpose of a car, truck, or SUV is to get you from point A to point B. So, you will want to make sure that your vehicle is properly equipped to do just that in a cold weather climate. Periodically check your anti-freeze levels in your vehicle to prevent your car’s radiator water from freezing. Always have access to a set of chains to put on your tires. This will help you gain better traction during winter conditions. And, in the case that something does go wrong on the roads in a cold weather climate, always keep a first aid kit with you that has the necessities in it, including emergency contact information.

Heat Sources- Proper heat sources are essential in cold weather climates. A proven and trusted gas or electric furnace is essential in a cold weather climate area. The proper heat source can also help save your home from a disaster in a cold weather prone area of the country. Busted or frozen water pipes are known to occur in cold weather climates. How do you prevent this? Your best bet is to set your furnace thermostat to at least fifty degrees Fahrenheit and you should be in good shape.

Layers, Layers, Layers- When you first move to a cold weather climate, it will take your body some time to get used to the temperature change. In order to help your body adjust, it is important to dress in layers, whether you are inside or outside. It is better to have too many layers than not enough. You can always take a layer off if you feel like you are getting too hot. And, if you have four-legged friends, do not forget to take the proper precautions to keep them warm in cold weather. Make sure they have enough warms blankets and bedding supplies to keep them healthy and safe from the cold.

Being properly prepared to handle a cold weather climate move can go a long way in determining the overall success of the move. We strive to help people in as many ways as we can, and hopefully these tips will do just that. If you would like additional information about other moving and storage topics, take a look at the rest of our Blog section.

Dusty Rhodes